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Author Topic: Italian Wars- Spanish Arquebusiers Close Ups Single Bases P.13-UPDATE 05/08/21  (Read 15370 times)

Offline Atheling

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Rediscovered some passion and inspiration!!

I'm happy to announce that after four to five years away from wargaming I'm back and I've decided upon a project; The Battle of Fornovo

It's only the beginning but you can read all about it here if you have a mind to:

https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com/2019/08/to-fornovo-and-back-again.html

Cheeky pic here:Federico II Gonzaga, Crossing the River Taro, Battle of Fornovo:


Kind Regards
« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 02:24:21 PM by Atheling »

Offline Poiter50

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 02:09:10 AM »
Good to hear, I have followed projects of yours in the past.
Cheers,
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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 04:06:57 AM »
That’s a great little scene,the river crossing. Very evocative :-*
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Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 08:52:58 AM »
Good to hear, I have followed projects of yours in the past.

That’s a great little scene,the river crossing. Very evocative :-*

It was almost certainly evocative for Gonzaga as his charge came to a standstill in the middle of the gushing River Taro!

Thanks guys. Appreciated, if I'm honest the piece is quite a few years old but I wanted to grab attention as I *really* am intent on making this project sing and getting back into the rhythm of painting again :)

Kind Regards
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 12:16:31 PM by Atheling »

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 11:41:08 AM »
Top stuff

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 12:13:55 PM »
Top stuff

Thanks Smirnoff.

The next Blog entry is here:

Fornovo, Essential Reading Part One:
https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com/2019/08/fornovo-essential-reading-part-one.html

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Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 11:08:25 AM »
Now up on my Gewalthaufen Blog..... do feel free pop over and take a look if you're interested in this era of warfare. :)

Fornovo Essential Reading Part Two:

https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com/2019/08/fornovo-essential-reading-part-two.html

Kind Regards

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 12:01:56 PM »
Hi Darrell,

Good to have you back! I was wondering where you had got to?  :)

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 12:20:38 PM »
Hi Darrell,

Good to have you back! I was wondering where you had got to?  :)

Thanks matey :)

I've been utterly snowed under with stuff for a few years.....

It's good to be back!  8)

Kind Regards

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 12:32:16 PM »
Interesting, I'm planning to one day extend my late 15th century collection to the first Italian War. Not Fornovo itself, but rather small scale actions on the campaign trail to Naples and back.

I'm interested to see how you choose to represent the Italian infantry.

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 12:55:53 PM »
Interesting, I'm planning to one day extend my late 15th century collection to the first Italian War. Not Fornovo itself, but rather small scale actions on the campaign trail to Naples and back.

I'm interested to see how you choose to represent the Italian infantry.

In terms of pike:

With the date of the battle being 1495, not too long after Stoke Field then I feel it's fair to assume that most of the armours would be similar but obviously more in the Italian style. Same with the fashion. I haven't made a concrete decision about whether to include a lot of conversion work, or not as the case may be, as of yet. There will certainly be quite a few conversions overall but they are likely to be restricted to vignettes and character pieces. If I am to include a lot of conversions on rank and file types I have to factor in the time it will take, which is always a wee while! (Re: a long time!)

I've got three choices or a combination of all. Perry rank and file conversions, TAG Renaissance Italian range and of course the Perry Miniatures European Armies, which is probably the closest in terms of armours and clothing for 1495, with head swaps utilising their Italian heads and a mix of their European heads, to be used with plastic 'Mercenaries' WR 20 or Wars of the Roses infantry which seem to match headgear on the the TAG range nicely. There will also be a number of the oft overlooked Venexia miniatures included in the range as well as Crusader WoR range!! So, in summary, there is quite a wide scope to choose from.

Charlie,
I've just realised that you were likely asking about how I would be painting the infantry(?).

Here's a couple of packs of Italian Infantry I painted up for the Perry's a few years ago which illustrate some of the Italian fashion choices and colours of the time. The info re: the colours, heraldic devices was supplied to me by Michael Perry so it's safe to assume it's accurate.





Watch this space :)

Kind Regards
« Last Edit: August 22, 2019, 06:45:43 PM by Atheling »

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 05:50:35 PM »
That little diorama is excellent and inspiring.

Funny how the one banner bearer is actually hidden there :)

Looking forward to seeing this come together!

Thanks
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Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
That little diorama is excellent and inspiring.

Thanks :)

Funny how the one banner bearer is actually hidden there :)

Ooh, you've tempted me: ;)



Yeah, I'm getting stuck into it both painting a (re) reading wise. It's been a while and i want to get the details as legitimate as possible, within reason of course :)

Kind Regards
« Last Edit: July 31, 2021, 09:04:10 AM by Atheling »

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 06:55:14 PM »
Cracking little scene! :-* I can't wait to see what else you produce!

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2019, 07:12:18 PM »
Looking forward to this mate

Cheers
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